Why Social Media is Important in Screening Candidates

We know that candidate screening is important — but what role does social media play in pre-employment checks?

This infographic by shows why it’s important.


  • Two in five employers use social media to screen candidates.
  • 19% of hiring managers say they found a reason to hire a candidate on their social media.
  • 76% of recruiters use Facebook to screen candidates.
  • One in five hiring managers said they found reasons to hire a candidate from their social media profiles.
  • The most used social networks for screening candidates are Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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